Just Like Me Knits: Matching Patterns for Kids and Their Favorite Dolls

Just Like Me Knits: Matching Patterns for Kids and Their Favorite Dolls

by Brandy Fortune, Susan B. Anderson

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Overview

Sweet Little Knits for Kids and Their Dolls

Little ones love to dress just like their favorite dolls or stuffed animals. In Just Like Me Knits, Brandy Fortune shows you how to create nineteen modern projects for children, with nineteen matching projects for 15-to-18-inch toy figures, perfect for Bamboletta and other popular dolls. Knit everyday favorites such as a striped raglan sweater for an adventurous boy to run around in; fancy dress-up clothes, including a princess ballerina wrap; and accessories like the irresistible lace socks that can be made to fit mom, child, or doll.
As the parent of two young, energetic girls and cofounder of the popular children’s magazine Petit Purls, Brandy Fortune is a practical knitter. She keeps the projects in this book simple and fast, making them accessible for busy beginners yet interesting enough for more experienced knitters. You’ll find everything you need to start knitting right away, including:
 
•      sizing, measuring, and customization help for creating children’s clothes
•      nineteen easy-to-follow patterns for garments and accessories for girls and boys age 3 through 10
•      a short guide to hand-sewing basic doll clothes, with five original patterns to create complete outfits for any doll or toy
•      a quick primer on knitting techniques and resources
           
The only thing that can make a handknit garment for a child even more special is a matching one for his or her huggable friend. You’ll love making these adorable projects for the children in your life, and they’ll love to help choose what they and their favorite dolls will wear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770434373
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 722,880
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

BRANDY FORTUNE is coeditor of the popular online magazine Petite Purls. Her roles include editor, photo editor, photographer, designer, and website developer. She also has a collection of knitting patterns for children and dolls under an independently published line called Pixie Purls. She lives in Georgia with her husband and their two daughters. Visit Brandy at www.pixiepurls.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Susan B. Anderson 4

Introduction 6

Before You Begin 8

1 Everyday 13

Katie Garter Jacket 14

Brett Deer Vest 21

Aiden Pullover 29

2 Dress-Up 61

Sydney Lace Dress 62

Satya Ballet Wrap 68

Kaylee Beaded Skirt 75

Elliot Cabled Vest 81

3 Accessories 109

Grayson Felted Crown 110

Samantha Lace Kneesocks 114

James Mixed-Up Socks 123

just like me sewing 140

The Jeans 143

The T-Shirt 145

The Leggings 147

The Ribbon Dress 149

The Ruffle Skirt 150

Special Stitches and Techniques 151

Ari Owl Sweater 36

Gigi Military Jacket 43

Reagan Pinafore 53

Nicole Lace Shrug 89

Michelle Mermaid Bracelets 97

Laura Camisole 101

Rowan Owl Hat 128

Quinn Blanket 133

Jesse Bear Hat 135

Abbreviations 155

Standard Yarn Weight System 155

Skill Levels Explained 156

Resources 156

Meet the Dolls 158

Acknowledgments 159

Index 160

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